Thursday, 2 April 2015

H is for Hawk

H is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald

I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but when I read a review about how fantastic this book was I decided to give it a try - and I'm so glad I did! First of all, the writing is phenomenal. The author Helen Macdonald definitely has a way with words (the back cover notes she is also a poet and it shows). Her description of her goshawk and country surroundings make it all so real (even the gross parts where the hawk is tearing into wee little animals!).

However, even though the book is slotted into the bird subject area of the library, it is about much more than a hawk and how to train it. Macdonald wrote this book after the passing of her father which hit her really hard. Training the goshawk helped her deal with her loss and the devastating grief that gripped her when her father died. Loss happens at the most unexpected times and Macdonald's book reminds us to make the most of the time you have with loved ones. Always an important reminder and one easily forgotten.

19 comments:

  1. E-commerce research paper writers are hard to come across them for those in need of E-commerce Essay Writing Services and trade and e-commerce writing services.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Finding the social psychology coursework writing services and Social Psychology Writing Services is not easy unless one is keen to establish a reputable social psychology assignment writing service provider & social psychology research writing services.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Do you have an aol account and not using it from a long time, then you can cancel or delete aol account.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Finding the best powerpoint presentation online services and PowerPoint Presentation Writing Services is not easy unless one is keen to establish a reputable powerpoint presentation assignment writing service provider & powerpoint presentation coursework writing services.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Custom biology coursework writing service seekers have been on the rise lately since most learners need Biology Assignment Writing Services, biology essay writing services and biology research writing services.

    ReplyDelete

  6. PC Matic is excellent antivirus software that can eliminate all types of virus threats from your system and make it clean and free of viruses. It has a very simple and friendly interface and is installed and can be wasted easily. Regardless of its different attractive features, sometimes, it creates some problems while working. Here you can easy way to read fix PC Matic Login not working issues.

    ReplyDelete


  7. watching your favorite movies and shows on a bigger screen. Here’s how you can watch Amazon Prime Video on
    TV! amazon.com/mytv

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi…this is Abhinav here, from few months I am visiting and following you. What I really like about you is that your writing style. Please keep making such as information for us. Top CA firms in India - Akgvg & Associates, Top CA in India - Akgvg & Associates.

    ReplyDelete

  9. Users can install mcafee antivirus on their computer and keep protected by this kind of infection. Download and Install Mcafee through mcafee.com/activate . Sign in to your Mcafee account, activate Mcafee and enter Mcafee 25 digit activation code. create your Mcafee account to manage your Mcafee subscriptions.


    ReplyDelete

  10. You can activate and watch fuboTV on any device on which you want to watch episodes. There are two ways to activate fuboTV by using email and password and fubo activation code using fubo.tv/connect On Every Device, you got the option to sign in using email and password.

    ReplyDelete

  11. fuboTV is currently available on multiple platforms, including?streaming devices, computer browsers, Smart TVs, mobile devices, tablets.You can watch fuboTV on your phone, Smart TV, and Laptop visit site fubo.tv/connect

    ReplyDelete



  12. Watch Prime Video on Amazon My TV, users have to enter a 6-digit registration which you can visiting Amazon.com/mytv .Amazon Prime video is amazon streaming platform which is the main competitor of Netflix and other global streaming channels. You can watch your favorite movies and shows without any ads using amazon prime video. With the help of your Amazon Activation Code , users can easily activate their subscriptions on their smart TVs.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Simply dial 1-877-916-7666 from wherever you are to get access to our highly trusted tech support center. Explain your issue and get an authentic solution form our engineer without any delay.

    ReplyDelete
  14. FuboTv offer you a whole range of entertainment that you can’t miss.Logging into Fubotv account, you can enjoy up to 100 live channels with Cloud DVR technology to store any sports, movies and TV shows to watch later. you can stream any content from Fubotv connect at 720p and 60 fps. But if your device is capable of playing 4K/HDR videos.You can watch unlimited streaming service as FuboTv app gives 7 days free trial. Fubo.tv/Connect

    ReplyDelete
  15. The day to day activities of the users are tracked easily without any difficulty of running out of the updates and crucial details such as the missing calories. Garmin GPS is very useful device, Garmin gps update also helps one to stay up to date with maps.Garmin GPS will perform to receive information from satellite for all the data that will require the maps. Update Garmin express and enjoy the latest features fo tracking all your directions. Garmin express also allows a user to install voices and download product manuals. It is very common to a user can automatically update your maps.

    ReplyDelete
  16. We all know about Garmin Nuvi Update at the time of any launches.Also one should always be aware of all these new imporovements so that he can get the time to time updates of his device. And it is very important to get the update process done from the right platform. Hence for any such updates one should contact Garmin Map Update as they have a separate team of Garmin experts who can help you in getting your process done without facing any inconvenience.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I am really happy to read this blog post, you have many information put it on this article, am really suggest to my all dear friend to visit this blog post and collect this useful and valuable information. Epson Printer in Error State

    ReplyDelete
  18. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on this topic. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him. So I should thank you for the free lunch I got.HP Accelerometer Error windows 10

    ReplyDelete